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Quality Assured “For one child and all children”                Healthy Early Years 2019                                                                 Our vision is: “Big journeys begin with small Stepping Stones”

Dear parents and families                                                                                       May 2022

We hope you all enjoyed the Spring break, and welcome you back to Stepping Stones. This term we hope to be enjoying some lovely weather, exploring and investigating “all creatures GREAT and small” which will include, among other things, animals in the jungle and on the farm; the life cycles of frogs, butterflies, birds and creepy crawlies! Our celebrations include…the Pre-school children visiting Trink Dairy for their end of Stepping Stones trip (you should have received a letter about this), as well as  a celebratory Jubilee outdoor lunch (more details to follow) and of course a Graduation service for our Pre-school children before they leave us for BIG school (more details after half term).

This term we are trying to grow some Butterflies, frogs and chickens!, so make sure you keep an eye on Tapestry for updates to talk about them with your children!

Thank you to all for helping to raise £25 for Comic Relief


Please help us to continue to keep safe by keeping doors and gates shut, and adhering to our

sun safe procedure, a copy is displayed on the web site

  • Dress child in sensible clothes and shoes and apply sunscreen before coming to Stepping Stones. We will supply a suitable brand of at least “factor30” sunscreen and ask for your written consent if you wish us to help your child re-apply it during the day.

We have sun hats readily available for your child to wear.

We will be having a pre-school group photo on Wednesday 18th May, if your pre-school child does not usually attend on that day please speak to Jana.


We are hoping to have an outdoor ‘Jubilee celebratory lunch’ for all of the children on Thursday 26th May (due to pre-schoolers not being in on Fridays), more details will follow shortly


Stepping Stones coloured t-shirts are available at £5.00 each; plus sweatshirts at £8.00.




Your child’s Progress

We hope you are all now getting used to finding your child’s observations and information on Tapestry, if you have any problems with it, please ask a member of staff. As you can see your child’s progress at a glance whenever you like and there are no longer age-related targets, we do not feel the need for individual parent meetings, however if you would still like to discuss how your child is getting on more formally or do not understand the process please ask and we can arrange a time to have a short meeting.

Pupil Premium Update we are continuing to focus on our social skills, whilst promoting our commitment to healthy lifestyles and choices, including healthy eating, healthy moving and healthy tooth care. This term we will also focus on how to prepare for “transition”- the next big step in your child’s life. By now you should have received confirmation of a school placement...if you have any problems, perhaps we could help?



This half term will end on Friday 27th May, to return on Monday 6th June.         

Keep safe and well! 

Many thanks,           

Sue and Co   

STEPPING STONES LATEST NEWSLETTER                                                                                                  Phone      01736363050          Facebook:  SteppingStones.Newlyn

Quality Assured “For one child and all children”             Healthy Early Years 2019                                                                 Our vision is: “Big journeys begin with small Stepping Stones”

Dear parents and families                                                                                      March 2022 

** UPDATES TO NEWSLETTER OF JANUARY 2022 please ask if you require a duplicate copy:

As we begin another half term, we plan to think about the People who help us, especially on Mothering Sunday, and how we can help others for Comic Relief, before we celebrate Easter together. We will learn about our emergency services, and the recycling of materials to help our planet.Our celebrations include Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), World Book Day, and St.Piran’s Day and we will be making plans to support Comic Relief very soon.

We will post further details on the daily easel, and on the Tapestry System

Please will you take part in the questionnaire that Jana will ask you, regarding the way we share our online learning journey through Tapestry with you. We feel that it shows such an amazing insight into your little ones learning experiences, achievements and progress, and wish to know how you feel.  

Covid measures:

What can we do now to protect ourselves

Individuals can still reduce the risk of catching and passing on Covid-19. The best way to live safely with COVID-19 is to:

  1. Get vaccinated. Children aged 12+ or who are high risk can get a vaccine. Children over five who are not high risk will be invited to get the vaccine from April
  2. Let fresh air in if meeting indoors or try to meet outside
  3. Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet
  4. Stay at home if you are unwell, even if you think it’s just a cold
  5. Taking a test if you have covid symptoms (if you have a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss or taste and/or smell). Stay at home for seven days unless you have a negative LFD test result on days five and six
  6. Wash your hands and follow the advice to ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ if you are going to cough or sneeze.

Please continue to assess the health of yourself and family before bringing your children into school, as an outbreak of Covid 19 may still involve widespread transmission and the closure of the setting

This term will end on Wednesday 6th April for Easter, to return on Monday 25th April.         Keep safe and well! Many thanks,            Sue and Co